What is Sitematch?

Sitematch London is a property event which helps to create working relationships between public sector landowners and private sector developers and investors. Each participating London council (26 of which attended in 2017) is given a table, where senior officers of regeneration, economic development and planning can be found. They are joined by private sector developers for a series of 15-minute meetings, where discussions about possible future regeneration and development projects take place. Councils have 12 meetings and delegates have up to five, spread throughout the day. Once the meeting time is up, developers move onto the next council. It really is as simple as that.

Why should I attend?

If you’re a developer, no event is as beneficial as Sitematch. A rating of ‘excellent’ was given by 95% of our previous delegates. Executive director of regeneration and housing at Ealing Council, Pat Hayes, stated that Sitematch is a great opportunity for developers "to talk to the people in local authorities you need to talk to". He added: "You will often end up wasting valuable time talking to people lower in the organisation, who won’t give you the decision that you want. At Sitematch you get an immediate steer on whether a scheme is a good idea or a bad idea and how to take it forward. If you’re not at Sitematch you really are missing out."

The standout project from previous events is the new High Street Quarter project in Hounslow, a £210 million scheme to develop more than 500 new homes, as well as shops, restaurants and a cinema. "I think you can say this was our first big project to be promoted through Sitematch and resulted in us partnering with Barratt and Wilson Bowden," said director for regeneration, economic development and environment Brendon Walsh.

Sitematch has been sponsored by the likes of U+I, BNP Paribas and Willmott Dixon Knight Frank, who stated that "by supporting the event, we have been able to facilitate and participate in conversations between the private and public sector that we find enlightening and of value. This is the sort of event that we are proud to be associated with."



Barking & Dagenham

David Harley, head of planning and regeneration


Gunilla Edwards, Economic Development Team Manager

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Sarah Steele, marketing manager - inward investment


Tony Nixon, land and terriers manager
Sarah Chaudhry, head of strategic property


Kevin Munnelly, head of town centre renewal

Cambridgeshire County

Chris Bolton, Programme Manager


Jeremy Shapiro, head of community investment and regeneration
Neil Vokes, director of development

Chichester District Council

Stephen Oates, Economic Development Manager


Stacia Baldock, partnership development officer




Lucy Taylor, director of regeneration and planning
Henry Kennedy-Skipton, head of regeneration
David Scourfield, borough planner


Jan Rowley, head of regeneration
Peter George, assistant director of regeneration


Christopher Broster, senior development manager

Government Property Unit

Angela Harrowing, Deputy Director, asset efficiency and One Public Estate
James Bridgewood, controls & public estate efficiency


Yvette Ralston, planning policy officer

Hampshire County Council

Andrew Lubman, senior regeneration and development officer


Paul Nichols, director of regeneration


Suzanne Lansley, Projects and Programmes Manager
Christopher Barter, Programmes & Projects Manager


Marilyn Smith, head of development management
Joyce Ip, regeneration officer

Isle of Wight Council



Geraldine Knipe, major team manager
Sarah Wilson, team manager


Shabnam Ali, group manager - regeneration and internationalism
Jason Ashby, Regeneration Officer


Duncan Brown, delivery lead regeneration
Conor McDonagh, deliver lead regeneration


Freddie Mercury, Asset Strategy & Technical Support


Sunny Ee, Head of Regeneration
Wayne Saunders, Economic Development Officer


Paul McGarry, head of future Merton
Tara Butler, deputy Future Merton manager
Cllr Martin Whelton, Cabinet Member for Regeneration

Ministry of Justice

Andy Holdsworth, property director, prison estate transformation programme

NHS Property Services

Dan Hoston, senior transaction manager


James Bolt, Senior Development Manager
Colin Boxall, Senior Area Programme Manager
Elizabeth Sanders, Regeneration Manager


Sharon Strutt, strategic head of delivery
Allan Jones, Urban Design and Conservation Manager


Susan Shaw, business and enterprise manager

Slough Borough Council

Simon Hall, Executive Director


Mark Bradbury, associate director - capital assets


Bruce Glockling, head of regeneration and design

Surrey County

John Farrer, Framework Manager, Orbis Procurement


George McCullough, Sutton Town Centre Masterplan Delivery Programme Manager
Daniel Doris, Regeneration Project Manager - Major Schemes
Amanda Cherrington, Head of Economic Renewal and Regeneration

Transport for London


Waltham Forest

Jonathan Martin, director, investment and delivery
Will Teasdale, head of strategic regeneration


Andy Algar, assistant director

2018 Private sector attendees:

Airey Miller


Barratt London

Be Living

Bellway Homes

Berkeley Group

Bouygues UK




Epic Hostels


Galliard Homes




Hadley Property Group


Hyde Housing

Jerram Falkus


Lowe Key

Mayfield Retirement Villages

MHA London

Mount Anvil

Newlon Housing Trust


Pocket Living



SAV Group

Scape Group


Telford Homes

The Collective

Wilkinson Construction Consultants


The timetable for Sitematch London 2019 will be announced in due course.

How can I book?

Sitematch London is confirmed for the 7 February 2019. To attend the event, contact Josie Brewer or Jake Westhead. The cost of attending is £899.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, contact Paul Gussar.

The event is free for London's public sector landowners. If that is you, secure your place by contacting Natasha Pullan.

Briefing sessions

Topics for briefing sessions will be announced in due course.


"Sitematch gave us some excellent introductions to potential partners for the three big sites we own and we're bringing forward. I was particularly impressed with the level of PRS expertise we could pick up on through the day."

Paul Nichols
divisional director of planning, London Borough of Harrow

"It has been a great pleasure to see Sitematch evolve and it has become a real fixture on the development event calendar. Sitematch stands up against any event of this kind in the world."

Pat Hayes
executive director regeneration and housing, London Borough of Ealing

"The venue was superb and the speakers where excellent. Toby and his team at 3fox international helped me organise meetings and showed me around without any fuss. All I can say is that I thought the whole event was overwhelming at first with all the attendees, as I have never attended this type of event before. It’s like speed dating, but on a professional business level. It was a breath of fresh air to be able to talk straight and get to speak to the decision makes without having to jump through hoops."

Oliver Harper
managing director, Harper LUXE

"From a developer’s perspective the event was a fantastic opportunity to engage with Local Authorities from across London and the South-East. Bringing together such a large number of them in one place at the same time effectively condensed many months of hard work into just a few hours. I will definitely be attending the event next year and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to both private developers and local authorities."

Kenny Oke
development director, Strawberry Star Developments

"The market is extremely hot right now and competition is fierce. There are a few new entrants, for example registered providers. With huge cuts to their budgets from Whitehall they are under pressure to generate income from property, and we find ourselves bidding against them all the time. Sitematch is useful as we can meet the councils and find out in advance what opportunities they have."

Simon Guest
land director, Barratt London